According to her, the first Ryanair flight from Riga will take place to the Austrian capital Vienna, but in the near future the airline plans to start flights to other destinations – London, Berlin, Dublin, Milan, Brussels, Manchester, Edinburgh, East Midlands and Paphos.
Kulakova said that in total it is possible to go to more than 30 destinations from Riga Airport next week and the flights will be provided by Ryanair, the Hungarian low-cost airline Wizz Air, the national airline airBaltic, the German airline Lufthansa and the Finnish airline. carrier “Finnair”.
At the same time, the airport representative reminds that international passenger flights to Latvia are banned from countries where the cumulative Covid-19 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 inhabitants exceeds 25. The airport urges passengers to carefully consider the need for travel and make sure that the flight is not / to a country in the group of prohibited countries.
The airport also reminds passengers that when planning their journey, passengers must be thoroughly familiar with both the epidemiological safety requirements of the airport and the airline, and the restrictions on staying in the country of destination. For example, the airline of the national airline airBaltic does not allow persons whose body temperature exceeds 37.8 degrees. Temperature control for passengers is performed at the airport before the security control area.
Kulakova emphasized that while staying at the airport “Riga”, passengers must wear a face mask, while the entrance to the terminal is allowed only for passengers with boarding passes – waiters and escorts can not stay at the terminal. The airport also encourages passengers to keep their distance where possible and to wash and disinfect their hands regularly.
It has already been reported that with the gradual increase in the number of flights and the opening of new destinations, Riga Airport served 10,308 passengers in May – 7248 passengers more than in April. However, the decrease in the number of serviced passengers in May, compared to 2019, is still significant – 98.6%.
In the first five months of this year, compared to the corresponding period of 2019, the number of passengers served at Riga Airport has decreased by 54.7%.